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How to Tell if Your Double-Pane Windows Need to be Replaced

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New double-pane windows offer a variety of perks for homeowners in Westerly, one being increased energy efficiency. Regardless if you’re looking online or with an associate at a showroom, energy efficiency is an important factor in the purchasing process for replacement windows. Double-pane windows are a great choice if you’re searching for increased efficiency.

A lot of new double-pane windows are full of argon, a colorless, nontoxic gas that has a greater density than air, which leaves you with additional insulation from heat and cold.. However, if you note that your windows have become “foggy” or if they have developed condensation, you may have developed a greater leak and the gas has been switched with moisture. There are two things that you can do to determine if this is what’s happened:

  1. Clean the exterior and interior portion of your glass to be sure that the condensation or fog you’re seeing is in between the glass, not on the glass.
  2. If you find out that the moisture is in fact between the glass, you can reach out to the manufacturer to determine if you can make a warranty claim. 
Depending on the age of your windows and the conditions impacting the leak, it may make sense to take a look at replacement windows. Insulation is one of the most important qualities of your windows, and if that is altered it can change your heating and cooling costs. Drop by the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Westerly to talk with one of our pros and figure out what your next steps should be. You can also get us on the phone at 401-315-7032 or set up an appointment with us online to figure out what to do next.

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